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This Forum is Totally Awesome

Postby Portals » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:04 pm

It is. As is everyone on this forum.

I just wanted to make a point of it, because I recently joined another forum and everything about it makes me want to gouge my eyes out. It's just terrible and I am so glad to have found this little oasis in the vast desert of the Internet.

I now appreciate how wonderful it is to be a member of Spamusement.

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Re: This Forum is Totally Awesome

Postby sum yun gai » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:35 pm

high five!

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Postby Nyperold » Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:30 am

Aww. :) *hugs*

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Postby EvilJekyll » Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:34 am

Didn't we have another thread explaining how awesome we were?
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Postby Low-Tech » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:07 am

Yep, we're just that good, deal with it world
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Postby Saltine » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:49 am

Yeh, thread is a dupe. OP is probibly a hambeast and should be perma-banned.
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Postby IanC » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:13 pm

Brown noser :P
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Postby giantsfan97 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:29 pm

I was sure Chrono made this thread.
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Postby MysticalDescent » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:17 am

Sweeeeet.
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Postby EsBe » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:37 am

So which terrible forum was it?

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Postby Portals » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:03 pm

A world of warcraft guild forum. Everyone talked all gangsta.

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Postby Judas Maccabeus » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:47 pm

Portals wrote:A world of warcraft guild forum.


Well there's your problem. :P


Also, in response to your original assertion that this forum is awesome, Portals, I'd like to note that that includes you too (and not just because of your old user name). :D
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Postby EsBe » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:03 pm

Portals wrote:A world of warcraft guild forum. Everyone talked all gangsta.

Gyah.

Last time I visited a forum like that, I had to adblock every other sig to keep my browser from getting horizontal scrollbars.

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Postby James » Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:58 pm

It'd be funny if someone confused the gangsta rap aesthetic with a more mafia-as-depicted-in-early-twentieth-century-films motif.
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Postby Nik » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:24 am

And now it's back to this.

I started posting again on a forum I left in 2006 or so, and I have once again been reminded why I left.


Thanks, guys, for having respect.
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Postby MysticalDescent » Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:58 pm

Out of interest, what is this forum?
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Postby Nik » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:59 am

Pointless Waste of Time/ Cracked

I was a member back in college, but since they started using the karma system, it's gotten to be less enjoyable.
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Dude, she's like 8 feet tall.

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Postby MysticalDescent » Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:50 pm

A different forum that I use had a karma system for a while, but it generally got that the younger or newer posters would obsess about it and set up little clubs to boost their karma. The posters who'd been through the forum in its various guises over the year just didn't really give a dang about it. I paid attention to it, but I had +100, so I didn't care too much.
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Postby chrismachine » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:19 pm

Here's another reason why: you guys know stuff that I don't. I recently got an external hard drive, but it doesn't come with a disk, meaning no software. Those of you who have these, what do you use to manage them? I'm interested in having a weekly back-up of my computer's main stuff, and a partition to give me storage on the other part. I've found partition managers, but it didn't say on there that it would be able to schedule back-ups or anything. Thoughts? Also, I'm looking for free, if possible, or at least very cheap. Thanks, you all rock!
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Postby sum yun gai » Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:05 pm

are you using mac or windows? both come with software that will partition, format and backup your data it just depends on which one you're using.
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Postby chrismachine » Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:08 pm

I am using windows xp. where might I find this, and do you know if it's easy enough to use?
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Postby sum yun gai » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:45 pm

right click "My computer" then click "manage". on the left side there is a section called "disk management". click on it and you will get a readout of the drives in your system. if your drive is plugged in, it will show up here if it's readable by the system. assuming it's showing up, you will see an area similar to the picture. i'm using windows 7 but you should have a similar view:

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if you right click inside the white bar area next to "disk0" (your disk may be a different number) showing at the bottom there you should get an option to create/delete partitions. you can use this to set the size of your partitions, then format them after they're created.

as for backup options: once you have your partitions set, you can either copy/paste the files onto that drive using windows explorer or use the built in backup software that comes with XP. copy/paste is as simple as going into the folder you want to save, highlighting the files you want to use, right click the highlighted icon and choose copy. then open the backup drive and right click the blank space in the explorer window and choose paste. this is a manual process though, so if you want an automated process you should use the backup utility.

if you use the backup utility, it will create a backup file that is unreadable except by other backup programs. if this is ok for you then you can find the program under start -> all programs -> accessories -> system tools -> backup. if it's not there, search your system for a file called "ntbackup". there is a wizard mode that will walk you through the backup process and allow you to select the files/folders you want to back up. but again, the only way to get those files back is to use the restore option of the backup utility (or another utility that can read the backup file you created). you can set the backup utility to schedule a recurring backup job if you like at this point.
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Postby chrismachine » Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:13 pm

Again, this place is awesome.

Is there a reason I shouldn't want the backup to only be useable by a backup program? I mean, I know that will mean I can't browse and use the files from the external drive, but if I store the stuff I want in a partitioned area, it won't just be that stuff I can retrieve if I need to use the backup file, right? Would I be able to make use of the backup file on a different machine if something ridiculous were to happen?

Ultimately, is this how you do it, or do you do manual transfers?
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Postby slydon » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:13 am

This forum is pretty awesome. I only wish I'd joined sooner.

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Postby EvilJekyll » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:36 pm

chrismachine wrote:Is there a reason I shouldn't want the backup to only be useable by a backup program? I mean, I know that will mean I can't browse and use the files from the external drive, but if I store the stuff I want in a partitioned area, it won't just be that stuff I can retrieve if I need to use the backup file, right? Would I be able to make use of the backup file on a different machine if something ridiculous were to happen?


If you use a backup program to back everything up, you will need that same backup program to restore those files. This can be tricky if you lose the program.

The upside to using a backup program is you can compress what you are backing up so it takes much less space.

The upside to manual back up is that you usually don't need every single file backed up and you have access to those files at any time without a mediator program.

Cautionary note: If you are using an external to backup your stuff, make sure you keep it in a safe place where it will not fall and if it is used often, make sure to plug the power supply into a surge protected outlet. My friend has gone through three external hard drives in the past year due to falls. Also, keep in mind that your external hard drive is still a disk drive, so if you may want to consider doing disk checks every now and then, as well as defragmenting to speed it up.
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